5. Powerful hardware hasn't helped a console win in years
"But it's not much more powerful than current-gen consoles!" you're screaming at your computer, frothing at the mouth in a mix of anger, confusion, and Twinkie deficiency. "How can it compare when the Xbox 720 and the PlayStation 4 are set to leapfrog over its hardware!?" While it's true that the other next-gen consoles will likely have more graphical and processing horsepower than Nintendo's, history dictates that it really couldn't matter any less. What do the NES, Game Boy, PSX, PS2, DS, and Wii all have in common? They all sold the most during their generations, and they were all underpowered compared to their competitors.
Unless… it's too weak to compete. Sure, the less-powerful hardware usually does just fine (or better) than the super-powered competition, but we still haven't seen what the other next-gen consoles have to offer. If they're significantly better looking than the Wii U, Nintendo might be in trouble.